Date   : 01/13/2009    Duedate: 01/26/2009


DM-41    TURN-553

This Weeks Top Honors


(41-4378) [11-7-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)        
(41-4378) [11-7-0,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GOTHELCINA                     SERGEANT 1
WANDERERS (329)                MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
(41-4376) [13-10-1,96]         (41-4388) [9-4-1,84]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)     26
2. RADIO CLASH (394)           21       (-1)
3. WANDERERS (329)             11      Unchartered Team
4. THE PLAGUE (93)              2
                                       BATTLE BOTS (345)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 RADIO CLASH (394)         52  32  3 61.9   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)  10  4 0
 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)   52  32  3 61.9   2/ 2 THE PLAGUE (93)           6  3 0
 3/ 3 THE PLAGUE (93)          286 266 18 51.8   3/ 3 WANDERERS (329)           6  9 0
 4/ 4 WANDERERS (329)          599 619 15 49.2   4/ 4 RADIO CLASH (394)         4  2 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "Okay," Lenpro said, "we have to go to Andor.  We figured we'd need to do that
eventually.  Why sooner?"
     "Because someone doesn't want us to," Fandil said.  "That, I think, is what the
magical barrier--it's still there, and it must be using an enormous amount of energy
to maintain--that's what it's all about.  Cutting off Andor from Fratsfa."
     "From you?"
     The old mage shrugged.  "I don't know.  Maybe.  Or cutting off a magician there
IN Andor who is seeking help from Fratsfa.  Or both."
     "Or even for some reason you haven't thought of," Lady Fern said, "and the
effects you mentioned are secondary."
     Both men scowled at her.  One may love a sister and still be annoyed at her
unconventional observations and peculiar viewpoint.
     "Yes, perhaps," Fandil said after a moment.  "But we can't base our actions on
'something we haven't imagined'.  We have to work with what we CAN think of.  Which
is that the barrier is a sort of magical 'divide and conquer' effort."
     "Which makes it a reason for you to go," Lenpro said, "but I don't--"
     The door banged open, letting in the smell of flowers from the back room of the
shop and one of Lady Fern's gladiators.  Sizzling Sunflower posed in the doorway,
radiating excitement and energy.  "Someone's kidnapped a couple of girls!  People are
saying it was monsters!"
     "Just 'monsters', nothing specific?" Lenpro asked.
     "Well, the description sounds like a werecat half-changed," the gladiatress
answered.  "I didn't know they could hold themselves at that stage, unless it's the
effect of the shape-changer plague?"
     "There's already widespread distrust of the Aruaki here," Lenpro said, rising.
"People could even just imagine that the kidnappers are werecats, and it would be
enough to bring about attacks on quite innocent people.  I'd better go check on
this."  He shrugged apologetically at his brother Fandil and took Sunflower's arm.
"You can lay most of your plans without my presence, can't you?"
     "Yes, of course," Fandil said.
     As the door slammed shut behind Lenpro and the Flower Girl, Lady Fern said,
"There might be a physical barrier between Fratsfa and Andor, too, as well as a
magical one."
     "What would be the point of that?"
     "It would keep Emperor Alonj from going to Andor and taking control of the
     Fandil sat down with a thump.  "You're right.  I hadn't thought of that.  But is
he ready to go?"
     Fern shrugged.  "That isn't the point.  If the king is truly dead--"  She held
up a hand.  "I know, you're almost certain.  It's just, well, it feels odd to say it.
Like that makes it more real.  Anyway, if there is going to be some new ruler, the
sooner he's in place, the better.  Because whoever gets there first will have an edge
in any, ah, dispute.  If Alonj isn't first--"
     "But there isn't anyone else," Fandil said.  "The people won't accept an elf
from Ardivent or an Aruaki at present, and the High Thane of Convincia is too old.
Raltumas...not a chance, especially not now that Aradi has seceded; their political
credit is no good.  So who else could there be?"
     "Someone you haven't thought of yet," she said, ignoring his theatrical groan.
"Someone who's trying to usurp control, maybe for himself or maybe as an agent for
some enemy--the Karnhorns, maybe.  How should I know?  But there's someone stirring
this pot, Fandil.  That's the person you have to identify and stop."

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 610): SEPHIROTH of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 610): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 603): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 599): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 596): SOLDIER 23 of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 592): OUT OF TIME of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 561): DACEANA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 552): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 543): BIG DOPE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 252): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 442): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 465): GOKU of DRAGONBALL Z (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 610): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 610): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 603): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 599): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 599): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 596): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591592LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 561): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 552): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 543): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 252): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 442): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 494): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
               (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): SILVER SNAIL of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               ERITHE ENDIREDRE of PATRONAS VERITAS (Ichabod
                               Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 592): OUT OF TIME of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
             (turn 591): PRINCE POLIOLES of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 552): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 552): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in KATI-TEI a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, SERGEANT 1 fought 
THE WAIT and gained 11 points and contributed to MEDAL OF HONOR H3's 3-1-0.  BALIN 
CHANE has lost to HARBINGER OF WOE, falling 5 points, while helping make WANDERERS a 
2-3-0 turn.  EYES THAT BURN challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting 
to dethrone RADIO CLASH's warrior.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and GHETTO DEFENDANT remains KATI-TEI's top warrior for another turn.  Can 
someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do 
dishes at The Dripping Blade until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  WANDERERS has cause to stand tall, as 
they were KATI-TEI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding WANDERERS more than any other team we find THE PLAGUE.  KATI-TEI, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take 
notice that JANIE JONES from RADIO CLASH was KATI-TEI's most challenged warrior this 
turn.  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  ROBERT DUNLAP, does your manager know you're challenging down 
23 points to fight JANIE JONES from RADIO CLASH?  It pains me to see warriors take 
advantage of the system like this.  ROBERT DUNLAP defeated JANIE JONES, as if it 
surprises anyone.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  I guess it was coming sooner or 
later, THE PLAGUE has lost EYES THAT BURN, and KATI-TEI is bound to miss her.  For a 
little while, at least.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of 
their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT DUNLAP 4378           11   7  0   105       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOTHELCINA 4376              13  10  1    96       WANDERERS (329)
 RAISE THE ABYSS 4331         19  10  1    91       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 1 4388               9   4  1    84       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
-CHARLES DEGLOPPER 4377        8   9  1    75       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 JANIE JONES 4349             17  14  0    72       RADIO CLASH (394)
 TERRINDAR 4340               13  24  1    67       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE WAIT 4382                11   4  0    65       THE PLAGUE (93)
 STANLOY MEDAR 4369           16  10  0    62       WANDERERS (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALARELLE 4365               12  16  0    52       WANDERERS (329)
-BREAK STUFF 4344             11   7  0    49       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT2 4392                3   1  0    30       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 HARBINGER OF WOE 4390         6   1  0    29       THE PLAGUE (93)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT3 4393                3   1  0    22       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 BALIN CHANE 4391              2   5  0    18       WANDERERS (329)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Charles Deglopper -- Did anyone ever tell you that you're cute when you get mad? --
Stanloy Medar

Ghetto Defendant -- Let it stand on its own for a while and get a life, write a
column, stuff like that. -- Terrindar

M. Chardinee.  I didn't mean to laugh at him, but I just couldn't help myself. --

Sergeant 1 -- Fast is good. -- Valarelle

Sergeant3 -- Glad I didn't have to work hard on that one. -- Balin Chane

Our congratulations to Ghetto Defendant. -- Jorja and the Wanderers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EYES THAT BURN was dealt death by GHETTO DEFENDANT in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ROBERT DUNLAP demolished JANIE JONES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
THE WAIT was savagely defeated by SERGEANT 1 in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
HARBINGER OF WOE savagely defeated BALIN CHANE in a 5 minute brutal Challenge fight.
TERRINDAR was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute expert's brawl.
GOTHELCINA overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
RAISE THE ABYSS bested STANLOY MEDAR in a 4 minute veteran's competition.
VALARELLE slimly won victory over SERGEANT2 in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
SERGEANT3 vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  19 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  13 -  2      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 553 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ROBERT DUNLAP 4378         11   7  0  105 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
LUNGING ATTACK   GOTHELCINA 4376            13  10  1   96 WANDERERS (329)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAISE THE ABYSS 4331       19  10  1   91 THE PLAGUE (93)
TOTAL PARRY      THE WAIT 4382              11   4  0   65 THE PLAGUE (93)
PARRY-STRIKE     STANLOY MEDAR 4369         16  10  0   62 WANDERERS (329)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GOTHELCINA 4376.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SERGEANT 1 4388.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARBINGER OF WOE 4390, 
4392, TERRINDAR 4340, SERGEANT3 4393, EYES THAT BURN 4339, and THE WAIT 4382.

The least popular fighter this week was BALIN CHANE 4391.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STANLOY MEDAR 4369, JANIE JONES 4349, THE WAIT 4382, EYES THAT 
ABYSS 4331, and GOTHELCINA 4376.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: